[Verse 1] Em D Hello darkness, my old friend, Em I've come to talk with you again, C G Because a vision softly creeping, C G Left its seeds while I was sleeping, C G And the vision that was planted in my brain Em D Em Still remains within the sound of silence. [Verse 2] D In restless dreams I walked alone Em Narrow streets of cobblestone, C G 'neath the halo of a street lamp, C G I turned my collar to the cold and damp C G When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light Em D Em That split the night and touched the sound of silence. [Verse 3] D And in the naked light I saw Em Ten thousand people, maybe more. C G People talking without speaking, C G People hearing without listening, C G People writing songs that voices never share Em D Em And no one dare, disturb the sound of silence. [Verse 4] D Fools said I, you do not know Em Silence like a cancer grows. C G Hear my words that I might teach you, C G Take my arms that I might reach you. C G But my words like silent raindrops fell, Em D Em And echoed in, in the wells of silence [Verse 5] D And the people bowed and prayed Em To the neon God they made. C G And the sign flashed out it's warning, C G In the words that it was forming. C G And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenement halls. Em D Em And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.